Californians To Vote On Death Penalty, Pot, Gun Control

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Voters cast their ballots at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

This Election Day, voters in California will vote on 17 measures on issues ranging from the legalization of recreational marijuana to repealing the death penalty to whether to add a $2 tax on a pack of cigarettes.

Scott Shafer, senior editor at Here & Now contributor KQED, joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to round up some of the big issues on the ballot.


Scott Shafer, senior editor at KQED’s California politics and government desk. He tweets @scottshafer.

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